LogicsOne & Sovereign Systems Announce Agreement to Merge Creating the Largest Virtualization, Storage, Backup and Cloud Services Firm in the Southeast

January 25, 2011

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LogicsOne and Sovereign Systems are pleased to announce to our respective partner and customer communities that we have reached an agreement in principle to merge, creating the largest virtualization, storage, backup, and cloud services firm in the Southeastern US.

LogicsOne, the leading virtualization consulting and services firm in the Southeast, and Sovereign Systems, the fastest growing provider of storage management solutions and services, have previously offered their respective portfolios to commercial, enterprise, SMB, and healthcare companies. Effective immediately, IT manufacturers and solution providers offering virtualization and cloud enablement technologies will be able to leverage the best-in-class joint capabilities of LogicsOne and Sovereign Systems. All engineering resources, support resources, certifications, and services will be combined and integrated into a single engagement model.

“We’ve seen a considerable void in the marketplace for manufacturers and systems integrators to provide the complete stack of virtualization and cloud enablement capabilities,” said David Able, founder of LogicsOne and CTO of the merged company. “Sovereign Systems has developed a reputation in our customer base and the industry as the best-in-class consulting and services provider for storage, backup, and recovery of virtualized and cloud infrastructures. By combining resources, our consultants can now extend the services portfolios of both organizations to partners and customers, furthering our ability to architect and support cloud infrastructures.”

“This is the logical extension of a relationship between our two companies that has developed over the past three years,” said Dave Wasserman, VP of Sales for Sovereign Systems. “LogicsOne’s domain knowledge and capabilities on virtualization and cloud enablement are unsurpassed by any other organization in the market today. We are extremely excited about the opportunity this represents for the marketplace in advancing the virtualization and cloud frontier.”

The company will be headquartered in metro Atlanta with satellite offices in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, and Nashville. The merged company will focus on providing professional services, consulting, support, and management for virtualization, storage, backup, disaster recovery and cloud enablement. The current offerings from the new company available today include but are not limited to the following:

Acceleration ServicesVirtualization, Storage, Backup, and Cloud

Benefits organizations just getting started with virtualization (or individual components like VDI, V-Block, etc.), storage consolidation, advanced backup/recovery, and cloud architecture.

Design and Build Services

Assists IT teams in the process of planning, configuring, and deploying virtualized and cloud architectures with supporting infrastructure such as storage, backup, and recovery.

Management as a Service (MaaS)

Provides customers with administrator services to manage all daily operations of a virtualized environment. These services provide proactive storage management and reporting as well as help desk services to support all aspects of virtual data center administration. Available for storage infrastructure in virtualized and non-virtualized environments.

Service Account Management

A dedicated technical support expert who is focused on your account, driving proactive and preventive support. The service account manager maintains a detailed understanding of your environment and system configuration to help facilitate proactive and preventive maintenance with all of your software and hardware vendors. The service account manager’s primary responsibility is ensuring system availability and accelerating problem time to resolution.

Asset Management

Ensures customers maximize return on investment by maintaining compliance and the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Maintains a detailed and current inventory of all of your virtualization and storage assets across the organization. These services provide direct cost savings and budget management to customers through detailed asset management and planning capabilities. This service includes health check assessments and remediation planning.

Supplemental Support

Subscription program that provides direct access to certified solutions architects, implementation engineers, and performance/speed experts. Engineers will work directly with customers to help facilitate problem resolution with the manufacturers for service calls/tickets. Supplemental support also offers expert assistance for customers in helping to facilitate operations and management of their virtualization and storage environments.

Healthcare Cloud RX

A complete design and implementation service for clinical, financial, physical, and virtual healthcare environments. Leverages extensive experience and testing with major clinical and financial applications. Accelerates the adoption of cloud architectures for Healthcare providers while maintaining vendor certifications and support agreements. Also available as a service to Healthcare application vendors to fully virtualize and cloud enable their applications.

“This merger is about positioning ourselves to better serve our customers, and to better assist our critical technology partners starting immediately and well into the future,” said Douglas Vercellotti, CEO of LogicsOne. “Storage management remains a key problem to solve, in virtual as well as non-virtual environments. Virtualization is a key to helping to solve all types of problems, from applications provisioning to resource — including storage — management. Bringing these proficiencies together all in a single services team will accelerate our capability to deliver the full range of services which our customers and partners require.”

Logics One and Sovereign Systems will host executive briefings to review the details of the new company and to review the partner engagement model the weeks of January 24th and January 31st.

About LogicsOne

In operation since 2004, LogicsOne delivers virtualization professional services to Fortune 500 and SMB clients from its company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. With an exclusive focus on virtualization technologies, LogicsOne has developed a field-proven delivery approach that aligns technology to business requirements. Organizations experiencing LogicsOne’s continuous-evolution approach to virtualization have realized significant cost-savings advantages, accelerated adoption cycles, and advanced their business and IT objectives.

About Sovereign Systems

Launched in 2007, Sovereign Systems is one of the leading, and fastest growing data center solution providers in the Southeast. Sovereign is focused on delivering proven and repeatable reference architectures for storage management to support commercial, enterprise, SMB, and healthcare customers. Sovereign offers an extensive consulting and professional services portfolio for storage, backup, and disaster recovery solutions.

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